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Flu outbreak forces hospitals to limit visits

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The present flu season is one that is taking its toll on Americans as last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially announced this year’s flu season had reached the level to be classified as an epidemic. The widespread outbreak is now leaving local hospitals seeking options to limit […]

Former assistant DA arrested on arson charges

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent A former Chambers County Assistant District Attorney has found himself in the defendant’s chair for the second time in several months following a new set of charges being brought forth against him. Attorney Roland Lewis Sledge was arrested last week on arson charges stemming from a Fall 2017 fire at a […]

Church showers gifts on Hosanna Home residents

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Mt.Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Gary L Dixon made their 2nd annual trip to the Hosanna Home / Hope’s Inn in Lafayette Al on Wednesday night to deliver their Christmas gifts to the women and kids at the home. Hosanna Home/Hope’s Inn is a year long Christian faith based recovery program for Women and their children who struggle with life […]

Accidental blaze destroys mill

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent The Fairfax Mill located in Valley has stood as a significant landmark and iconic memory for residents of the city of Valley and Chambers County community. The mill was one of many that represented the historic significance that the industrial revolution played in the development of Chambers County. However, an accidental […]

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Snow falling in Chambers County is not unheard of, but an early blast of winter weather descended on the area Friday and brought an early taste of winter to Chambers County, but left other areas of the state looking like a winter wonderland. Cold temperatures began to roll into the area […]

Annual Christmas Festival brightens courthouse square

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By Alton Mitchell Photos by Pamela Holloway The past weekend was one that brought an abundance of life to the Courthouse Square in downtown LaFaytte. Hundreds of residents from LaFayette and other areas of Chambers County descended on the square for the annual Christmas on the Square festival and the events offered this year proved […]

Langley named Logger of the Year

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Chris Langley of Camp Hill, Alabama, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Alabama Logger of the Year, by the Alabama Loggers Council and the Alabama Forestry Association. Langley’s operation, Chris Langley Timber & Management, Inc., is comprised of three crews and has a maintenance program designed to keep his equipment running and the wood flowing […]